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Freelance Advice: The Best Time to Pitch An Editor

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February 2, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you read last week’s freelance writing blog post on Why An Editor Deleted Your Pitch you learned some of the do’s and don’ts of article pitching when you want to get published in a print magazine or online outlet. Since we’re deep into the dog days of summer, I wanted to tackle to topic… Read More

Do This Simple Exercise to Find Content Marketing Clients

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January 22, 2019 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

If you’re a freelance writer who’s looking to build up their content marketing clientele because you heard they tend to be higher-paying gigs, you might be wondering where to start looking for them. I suggest this fun, 15-minute exercise that shows you the brands you interact with on a daily basis. Try it a few… Read More

9 Ways to Stay Productive When Working from Home

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December 4, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This guest blog post is courtesy of Ryan Howard who runs SmartParentAdvice, a site that provides parenting advice for moms and dads. Anyone that has ever had an office job has probably dreamed of working from home. While working from home is a dream come true for me, it comes with its own set of… Read More

Here’s How Much Freelance Writers Are Getting Paid in 2018

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October 21, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

(Original guest post by Delaware-based freelance writer and editor, Carlett Spike.) It’s no secret that freelancers in our industry often struggle to make a living. Stories of editors ghosting writers and outlets taking far too long to pay for finished work is unfortunately a common tale. In 2017, I wrote a series of stories for… Read More

10 Challenges of Being a Freelance Writer

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September 24, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

I was chatting with some freelance writer friends the other day about why I decided to start my freelance writing course and how people often ask us about our freelance writing careers: how to do it, tips for how they can get started, and how newbies can make money freelance writing. We all agreed that… Read More

5 Ways to Invest in Yourself without Spending a Ton of Money

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August 20, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

When you’re a freelance writer, it can seem difficult to spend money on yourself in a way that will ultimately benefit you (the boss) and your business in the long run. But, as many of us have heard before—you have to spend money to make money. Since I’m my fifth year of full-time freelance writing… Read More

My Number-One Tip for Procrastinating Writers

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August 13, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Any creative person or freelance writer feels the pressure of working on something that shows their talent, intelligence and how utterly original they are. And while te pressure of simply starting can be daunting, and it’s one you need to push past if you’re going to be a successful freelancer, artist, or paid creative employee…. Read More

Freelancer Writers Share Their Summer Goals

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May 29, 2018 | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In last week’s blog, I shared a few suggested summer goals you could set for yourself to work on this season. Some freelancers worry about a summer slowdown before it’s even happened and stress that there will be a dry spell with assignments or that their editors will fall off the face of the earth… Read More

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